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The supervisor of Orange County, California said Wednesday she was recently called a "racist b----" amid her county's push to opt out of the state's sanctuary designation.

Michelle Steel, a legal immigrant from South Korea, voted in support of the move, which she says was voted in favor of unanimously.

Steel said it was the first time she was called a "racist."

She noted English is her third language, behind Korean and Japanese.

"In Asia, when you get called all different names, you live longer. So I think I will live a long life," she said.

"This comes down to public safety," she said. "We want other counties to join us."

Steel said she would want to see state Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) try to arrest her county's sheriff, something Becerra hinted at during a news conference Tuesday.

"State law is state law. It’s my job to enforce state law and I will do so," Becerra had said. "We want to make sure that every jurisdiction, including Orange County, understands what state law requires of the people and the subdivisions of the state of California."

When Becerra was asked if his comments meant a potential arrest or lawsuit against Orange County's sheriff, Becerra responded, "I think I just answered that."

A number of other cities in California - including Aliso Viejo and Los Alamitos - have also been working to opt out of the sanctuary law.

"We're going to have more counties joining us," Steel said Wednesday. "Altogether, we're going to fight [against] this bad law."

Watch the segment above.


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